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Marner dedicates three-point game to friend celebrating seventh birthday

Maple Leafs forward helps make Hayden Foulon's day extra special

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Mitchell Marner made Hayden Foulon's seventh birthday her best ever.

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Boyle Ready to Be Difference Maker, Accomplish Goals with Preds

Nashville's Newest Forward Addresses Trade from New Jersey, Excited for New Role with Predators

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Brian Boyle on Joining Preds

Brian Boyle talks excitement to join Preds

Preds forward Brian Boyle discusses the trade from New Jersey and what he can bring to his new club

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With 24 hours to take care of a lengthy to-do list before his move to Nashville, Brian Boyle has his priorities in check.

"I already put my phone charger on the table so I don't forget that," Boyle laughed via phone from New Jersey as he began the packing process. "I'll need it in the next hour for sure."

There will likely be plenty more calls for the 34-year-old to take over the next few days as he begins the transition to Music City after being acquired by the Predators on Wednesday morning from the Devils in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

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'Today Show' hosts team up with Devils, Boyle for prostate cancer exam ad

Roker, Melvin hit the ice at Prudential Center to raise awareness

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Two hosts from "The Today Show" hit the ice with the New Jersey Devils for an important public service announcement about checking.

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Rinne, Preds Host Make-A-Wish Guest in Nashville

Young Goaltender, Cancer Survivor Receives First-Class Welcome During Weekend with Predators Organization

by Brooks Bratten @brooksbratten / Senior Communications & Content Coordinator

Make-A-Wish: Goalie Jacob Piros

Youth goalie, cancer survivor leads Preds onto ice

Jacob Piros, a 17-year-old cancer survivor, meets the Preds and leads the team out onto the ice for a game

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For a student athlete, high school is often challenging enough. Striking the right balance between schoolwork, sports and a social life is paramount for success, plenty on the plate for any 17-year-old.

Then, there's Jacob Piros. He was already juggling all of those elements - and then the diagnosis came.

A goaltender for the Capital City Capitals in Ionia, Michigan, Piros learned he had cancer right in the midst of beginning to map out not only a collegiate path, but also options to continue playing the game he loves at higher levels.

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Marner again brightens day for girl with cancer

Maple Leafs forward gifts shopping spree to 6-year-old, her little sister

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

Mitchell Marner once again has put a smile on the face of Hayden Foulon.

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Why I became a bone marrow donor

by Molly Bozak / St. Louis Blues

When I was 13 years old, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.

You never want to hear those words. You don't even know how to react to them. But my mom is strong and she's doing just fine today. She has been clear for 10 years now, which is crazy to think about.

I tell you that story because I want you to know that just like nearly everyone else, my family has been impacted by cancer. Years later, when I was a student at the University of Minnesota, I remember seeing a booth set up on campus to encourage people to join the bone marrow registry. Why not? I swabbed my cheek, shared my contact information and went on with my day.

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Hockey Fights Cancer

Sportscaster's marathon trip for Hockey Fights Cancer in home stretch

Simpson also promoting book while seeing 31 NHL games in 31 days

by Tracey Myers @TraMyers_NHL / Staff Writer

CHICAGO -- Rob Simpson is holding up well.

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Eleven-year-old leukemia survivor wows with national anthem on violin

Tyler Figueroa-Butler performed 'Star-Spangled Banner' for Hurricanes game

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Butler plays the anthem on violin

ANA@CAR: Butler plays national anthem on the violin

Eleven-year-old cancer survivor Tyler Figueroa-Butler plays "The Star-Spangled Banner" on violin, as the Hurricanes honor Hockey Fights Cancer

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Tyler Figueroa-Butler, an 11-year-old leukemia survivor, played a stirring rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on his violin at PNC Arena on Friday.

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Hockey Fights Cancer month strikes emotional chord with editor

Initiative daily reminder of what makes game, community special

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor

Hockey Fights Cancer month is a lot more personal for me than it was when I started at 11 years ago.

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Hockey Fights Cancer daily digest

Latest news, images from around NHL @NHLdotcom

Welcome to Hockey Fights Cancer, a joint initiative between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the campaign, which unites the hockey community in support of cancer patients and their families.

Here is the latest Hockey Fights Cancer news from around the League.

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